Rhinoplasty is one of the most requested facial cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Kolenda focuses a large part of his practice on this transformative procedure.


Dr. Kolenda is a leader in this field. He’s widely known for his advanced reconstructive skills and is one of a few facial plastic surgeons to have completed the fellowship program of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery. Having attended the most prestigious universities for advanced surgical training around the world, his patients enjoy the peace of mind that he offers the highest-level quality of care. Dr. Kolenda is also a motivated innovator and pioneer of leading-edge techniques which makes him a valuable instructor and advisor for other surgeons.

Toronto rhinoplasty – what are the variations?

Many people who have breathing issues such as snoring or nostril occlusion are told that they have a deviated septum. When internal structures of the nose including bone and cartilage are not centred or positioned correctly, a person’s nose will not function ideally and may appear crooked or imbalanced. The surgical method developed to correct deviated septum specifically is called a septoplasty. Those who are born with these structural anomalies or who damage the nose through injury are often candidates. A septoplasty aims to improve nasal function, rather than to change the appearance of the nose.

Types of rhinoplasty

Planning rhinoplasty in Toronto can look a little different for everyone. That’s because this complex, specialized cosmetic surgery varies significantly. Rhinoplasty can be “open” or “closed.” You may have a cosmetic nose job to refine the tip or smooth the bridge. You might undergo a revision or repair of nasal injury. Some people choose septoplasty to improve their breathing with no visible change at all. Here’s a closer look at some popular Toronto rhinoplasty types:

Open Rhinoplasty

The open method is often appropriate to make significant changes. It involves incisions within the nostrils and one across the columella, at the base of the nose and upper lip. This allows the surgeon a clear view of nasal anatomy to perform significant work.

Closed rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty in Toronto using the closed approach is popular for minor changes and allows a faster healing time with no visible scars. Incisions made entirely within the nostrils enable the surgeon to reshape bone and cartilage.

Septum repair

The central bone and cartilage between nasal passages form the septum. When a septum bends or twists in the middle, the S-shape or C-shape deviation can block airflow. Many people seek surgical correction due to snoring or other symptoms.

Revision rhinoplasty

A secondary or revision rhinoplasty in Toronto is designed to correct problems after a previous nose job, or an issue that wasn’t thoroughly addressed with the first procedure. Some revisions are relatively easy, while others are incredibly challenging. Factors such as tough scar tissue and reduced blood supply in the nose mean that highly experienced facial surgeons are required for optimal outcomes.


Similar to revision work, reconstruction for the nose is complex and may require the addition of grafts or removal of scar tissue. A severe type of nose injury is called saddle deformity. The bridge and septum break down and collapse due to severe facial trauma or chronic nasal drug use. Rigorous reconstruction work may require donor rib tissue to rebuild a bridge and septum.

Injection rhinoplasty

This exciting, new, non-surgical approach to reshape noses is increasing in popularity. Toronto rhinoplasty patients may choose this temporary alternative before proceeding with surgical enhancement. Dermal fillers can improve bridge symmetry, subtly reshape the tip, help to fill depressions, and camouflage a bump. There are limitations, including size reduction. The results last roughly 9 – 12 months and provide instant improvements with no downtime.

Which rhinoplasty is right for you? We invite you to schedule a no-obligation consultation with the facial cosmetic experts at Verso Surgery Centre. Let us help you love your look.

Commonly referred to as a nose job, nasal surgery allows a person to change the size of their nose, change the shape of the tip or bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Dramatic improvements to facial proportion and harmony of features are achieved through meticulous and subtle adjustments. In the hands of a skilled and experienced facial cosmetic surgeon, a person’s appearance can be improved without it appearing obvious they had surgical modifications. learn more.

Rhinoplasty in Toronto

Rhinoplasty describes a cosmetic procedure designed to change the nose’s appearance, whether through tip or nostril adjustment, straightening the bridge or other alterations. For many people, the characteristics of their nose are a daily source of frustration or self-consciousness even when the perceived defect is small. Because the nose is central on one’s face, it isn’t possible to cover up and detract from it the way that other physical features may be downplayed. One may inherit hereditary features that they aren’t comfortable with, or sustain a nasal trauma playing sports. A slight hump on the nose, droopy or bulbous tip may be a feature that draws a patient’s focus each day. Rhinoplasty in Toronto offers a permanent and effective solution to a variety of nasal aesthetic issues.

Septorhinoplasty is an ideal choice for patients who not only desire a functional improvement but also wish to change the appearance of their nose. A person can improve the function of their nose while bringing into balance the size or projection, so that it better compliments other features.

Good Candidates for Rhinoplasty

If you are in good health and want to improve the appearance of your nose, you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty. While there is no upper age limit for having a nose job, younger patients may be advised to wait until they are 14 or 15 (when the nose is fully developed) before going ahead.

Dr. Kolenda takes ample time discussing the process and listening to each client’s goals and concerns. He believes that a person who is well-informed and has realistic expectations will ultimately be the happiest with their outcome. It is vital that anyone considering elective procedures be emotionally and mentally stable, fully aware of the limitations and risks involved, and understand what to expect from the recovery and long-term results. Good candidates wish to change or improve something about their nasal appearance, not to improve their lives, relationships or to look like someone else. Come and talk with us about your goals, we’re happy to plan with you.

Are you a candidate for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty in Toronto is more in-demand than ever. Nasal surgery can be performed to improve aesthetic qualities of a nose, improve function, and repair injuries. Ethnic rhinoplasty is considered a specialized, customized approach to harmonize various ethnic characteristics with nose enhancements. Toronto rhinoplasty patients contact Verso Surgery from all backgrounds and several reasons. Here are the most common of these:

Additive or reductive rhinoplasty in Toronto

Whether a person feels their nose is too large and projecting, or if they have a low radix, a thin or wide nose, size alteration can bring all the facial features into beautiful balance.

Nasal bump

A hump on the bridge of a nose is relatively common and creates a profile many people wish to change.

Wide nose base or alar flare

Through tip and nostril adjustments, a wide or bulbous nose can be narrowed and refined.

Crooked Nose

Many noses are asymmetric, but when it’s extreme, or due to an injury, people may choose rhinoplasty to straighten it.

Deviated Septum

Septoplasty is designed to restore clear breathing through straightening of the bone and cartilage between nostrils. When combined with aesthetic enhancements, this is called a septorhinoplasty.

Revision rhinoplasty

For those who had an unsatisfying first nose job, or complications after rhinoplasty, Toronto facial plastic surgeons specialized in secondary rhinoplasty use a variety of techniques to make improvements.

Are you wondering whether a rhinoplasty in Toronto is right for you? Consulting with a facial surgeon in person is the best way to learn about options and determine if you’re a good candidate. Some questions your surgeon will ask include:

  • What are your goals? You should have realistic expectations and choose cosmetic surgery because you wish to, not under the influence of anyone else.
  • Have you had nose surgery before? Secondary rhinoplasty is a more challenging, complex procedure requiring an experienced facial plastic surgeon.
  • Your surgeon will ask medical questions and you’ll need to share any prescriptions or supplements you take, medical conditions or illness. They’ll ensure your safety and optimal results by ruling out potential problems.
  • How old are you? Though many young people wish to have rhinoplasty, facial plastic surgeons will often advise people wait until their late teens so the nose stops growing. Those under 18 will need their parent’s consent.
  • Do you understand the pros and cons, required recovery time, and available alternatives? Your surgeon will provide detailed information, including potential risks and benefits. They’ll help you proceed when you’re ready or suggest alternatives to help restore confidence in your appearance.
  • If you’re considering rhinoplasty, you’re welcome to contact Verso Surgery Centre for your free information session with our facial specialists.

What should I expect when I plan my rhinoplasty in Toronto?

During your consultation

After you’ve taken the first step to contact Verso Surgery centre and plan a meeting with Dr. Kolenda, you’re ready for a consultation. Patients should get ready for this appointment by preparing a list of questions if they have them, as well as any examples of noses and results that appeal to them or apply to their situation. Of course, your facial surgeon will describe the options, the technique to be used and the considerations for you in detail, but many people find it less stressful to make a checklist ahead of time. 

Once you’ve been examined and possible surgical corrections discussed, you’ll meet with our experienced surgical consultant who’s been working with Dr. Kolenda for 10 years.  Our helpful medical staff will guide you through the pre-operative tests and instructions, and we’ll continue communication to guide you through your journey. We’ll provide a comprehensive surgical quote and private, financial resources to help ensure you have all the support you need.

Rhinoplasty consultations with Dr. Kolenda include a facial morphing tool which he uses to show patients what surgical alterations are possible to match their goals. Many of our patients choose to stay overnight after their procedure in our luxurious guest suites. The day of your consultation, we’ll make you sure have all the details you need to plan your rhinoplasty with us.

Things to know before your rhinoplasty surgery

For those about to undergo rhinoplasty in Toronto, there are several essential steps to plan and prepare, which ensure a great experience. What you do, and what you avoid can also make a real difference to your results.

The first step to tackle will be scheduling your consultation with an experienced Toronto rhinoplasty surgeon. They’ll provide customized procedure details and guidance for you. Questions you may be asked relate to your goals, medical conditions, allergies, prescriptions and previous medical treatments. You may be asked to temporarily discontinue supplements or herbal products you take.

Before rhinoplasty in Toronto, surgeons typically examine and measure a person’s face. They’ll take photographs for planning and documentation purposes. They’ll describe the surgery and recovery process, so you know exactly what to expect and feel at ease.

The week before rhinoplasty

You’ll need to sleep with the head of your bed somewhat elevated after rhinoplasty in Toronto. You can prop up the mattress and stock up on firm pillows to create comfortable rest areas in your home.

Try to get your prescriptions filled ahead of time and purchase light snacks like pudding, apple sauce and yogurt to take with medication. You may also be permitted to use cold compresses on your cheeks and nasal spray for your nose if your surgeon permits it.

Toronto rhinoplasty patients often experience dry noses and mouths for a couple of weeks after surgery. You’ll be mouth-breathing at first, so plenty of water, straws, candies to suck on, and a humidifier for your room will help keep you comfortable.

Clean the house, run errands and arrange child or pet care. Some people underestimate how much help they need following surgery. You won’t be permitted to do strenuous activity or heavy lifting for a time.

Pause your gym membership. It will be a few weeks before you can workout and longer to be cleared for sports.

You will need a friend or family member to drive you home from the surgical centre and stay with you the first day. You’ll also need them to drive you to follow up appointments for the first week.

The night before surgery, you won’t be permitted to eat or drink anything after midnight. Ensure that you have your surgeon and nursing care contact numbers handy in case you have any questions once you return home. They’ll be happy to help and make sure you’re on track with everything you need after rhinoplasty.

Why do people choose to undergo their Toronto rhinoplasty with us?

Today’s cosmetic clients spend considerable time researching their prospective surgeon and rhinoplasty clinic online before making their choice. We recommend paying attention to recommendations from friends and past clients, and many of our new patients come to us this way. Aside from excellent education and practice credentials, the specific rhinoplasty-related experience a facial surgeon has makes a big difference to their ability. Board and Royal College certification are essential to ensure you’re working with a very well-trained surgeon; however, the number of these surgeries performed each year will significantly affect a surgeon’s ability to deliver incredible results. Dr. Kolenda double board-certified, trained in facial plastic surgery, reconstruction and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Rhinoplasty is a complex subspecialty of facial surgery requiring extensive knowledge of functional, reconstructive and cosmetic techniques. Only an expert who has devoted years of their education and practice to this particular area can be trusted entirely with your nose.

Our surgeons believe in open communication and are devoted follow up care. Our on-call Registered Nurse is available for all after-hour inquiries or concerns and patients are always free to call or schedule additional appointments free of charge to discuss progress with Dr. Kolenda or a Registered Nurse.

During your follow up appointments, we’ll offer you treatments and advice to improve or reduce downtime. 

Your next step for surgery

Men and women of all ages consider rhinoplasty in Toronto. The inspiration for cosmetic changes may stem from a desire to see a straighter nose and profile, proportion and balance of features, improved confidence, or repair of disfigurement after injury. Whatever your reason for planning a nose job, the specialists at Verso Surgery Centre will guide you through the next steps.

Rhinoplasty in Toronto- book a free consultation

The best way to learn more about your unique opportunities for nasal reshaping is to meet with a facial cosmetic surgery expert. If you’d like to learn whether rhinoplasty is the best way to reach your aesthetic goals, please contact Verso Surgery Centre to arrange your initial, confidential consultation. During your complimentary information session, you’ll have an assessment of your face and nose, hear detailed descriptions of possible treatments, and learn about the pros and cons of rhinoplasty. Toronto patients from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life come to meet with our specialists for facial improvements. You can trust you’ll receive honest, caring feedback and never feel rushed. We’ll make the process of gathering information enjoyable for you. Bring a list of questions, ‘wish pictures’ and a friend or family member if you like.

During the appointment, we’ll ask you questions about goals and your health picture. We’ll also provide alternative recommendations if cosmetic surgery isn’t ideal for you currently. We give each client a personalized surgical quote following consultation, and we’ll be happy to connect you with reputable medical financing companies if you’re interested in offsetting the cost of rhinoplasty.

Learn more about rhinoplasty in Toronto

Verso Surgery offers an extensive online learning centre for prospective and current clients to feel empowered. Today’s cosmetic patients often like to conduct their own research, ask plenty of questions, and understand their options in-depth. We want our patients to be informed and confident too. Feel free to browse the library of detailed surgical blogs, Q&A’s, and procedure descriptions on our website. If you don’t see your concerns addressed there, feel free to contact our caring team, and we’ll be glad to help.

We’ll make you feel at home!

At Verso Surgery, our facilities are designed to keep safety standards paramount, while making client comfort central to everything we do. We want to relieve apprehension and empower patients whether they’re booking a minor medical procedure, skin care, hair transplant or facial cosmetic surgery. We are pleased to offer the very latest in medically advanced equipment and operating facilities. We’re fully accredited and more than meet health and safety standards, so our operating suites are outfitted with superior equipment, highly trained and licensed medical staff, and designed with your comfort in mind. Typical hospitals may feel sterile or uninviting. We want to turn what you know about hospitals around and show you that undergoing a procedure with us can be a luxurious and relaxing experience. Our patients enjoy fast and accommodating booking times because we have our own, private facility.

What are the considerations for results and recovery?

Any surgical treatment comes with inherent risks and requires patience during the healing phase. Selecting an expert rhinoplasty surgeon is the best way to ensure you minimize risks such as bleeding, scarring, infection or undesirable results. Each patient must be fully informed and aware of the potential for these problems, however. Your surgeon will discuss the possible outcomes and risks for your procedure.

What is usual recovery time for rhinoplasty?

Every Toronto rhinoplasty patient experiences their post-op phase a little differently. The type of procedure you have will affect the timeline for healing. However, there are general guidelines that just about everyone can refer to. Here is the typical rhinoplasty recovery timeline:

Day of surgery

Most people can return home the same day after rhinoplasty in Toronto. When you awaken in a comfortable recovery room after general anaesthesia, you may feel slightly nauseous or dizzy until medication is cleared from your system.

Most people experience minimal pain, but expect stuffiness and pressure as inflammation sets in. There will be some minor oozing from the nostrils, and you’ll have gauze or cotton placed there with instructions to change it. You’ll need to keep your head up, rest, take your prescription medication, and return to your surgeon for a follow-up appointment a day or two later.

Day 2 – 3

The most swelling and facial pressure experienced after rhinoplasty in Toronto, occurs within the first few days. Most people also see bruises appear under their eyes. Follow your facial surgeon’s instructions for nasal irrigation, application of ointment, and cold compresses on your cheeks if needed. You won’t be permitted to touch or place anything on the nose. Likewise, you mustn’t put anything in the nostrils. Instead, rely on your surgeon to clean up and clear out nasal passageways at your follow-up appointment.
You can walk and perform light tasks, but don’t bend over, lift anything over 5 pounds or increase your blood pressure at this time. Sleep with the head and shoulders elevated to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Week 1- week 2

You’ll have your splint, and any non-dissolvable sutures removed at one week. Most Toronto rhinoplasty patients can see their new nose shape being revealed at this point, and they feel much more comfortable, though some bruising and swelling remains.

You may return to school or light work after the first week while taking care to protect your nose from sun and unwanted contact.

After week 2

The most challenging phase of rhinoplasty recovery is often after 2-3 weeks when bruising and most swelling is gone. It’s difficult because it requires much patience. Your nose will appear almost completely normal to others, but the sensitive nasal tissue, especially the tip, holds residual swelling for several months. You’ll be permitted to resume most activity like wearing glasses and working out after one month. However, you’ll wait nearly a year to see subtle definition and refined details complete. Book your own, free consultation with our rhinoplasty specialists at Verso Surgery Centre today.

How long does it take to see results after nose surgery?

Initially, you will see swelling and possible bruising appear in the facial region the day after your surgery. That typically peaks around day 2-3, then begins to subside with the majority resolved by the 14-day mark.

Most patients report very little pain during recovery, but a sensation of pressure due to the swelling and congestion of delicate mucosal tissue. The nostrils will typically have soft breathing tubes inserted to help keep patients breathing freely while the nasal passages are swollen. You’ll be advised as to how to eat, position yourself and conduct daily activities as comfortably as possible. The incisions are located inside the nasal passages or just at the base of the columella, which means they will heal to be invisible or barely perceptible to the naked eye. Incisions are usually closed within two weeks, and you’ll receive instructions regarding protection from the risk of infection or scarring.

In a few weeks, most inflammation and bruises are gone, and the nose will begin to reveal its new shape. Some people see exciting results immediately even though there is still plenty of change to undergo. The residual swelling which persists in nasal tissue can linger for six months or longer. While you will look great and see much of the improvement you anticipate sooner than that, we encourage rhinoplasty patients to wait until the one-year mark to see their fully settled new look.

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